noun \-ˌmil\

: a mill or factory where logs are sawed to make boards

Full Definition of SAWMILL

:  a mill or machine for sawing logs

First Known Use of SAWMILL



noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Machine or plant with power-driven machines for sawing logs into rough-squared sections or into planks and boards. A sawmill may be equipped with planing, molding, tenoning, and other machines for finishing processes. Cutting is performed on various large machines; reciprocating saws, band saws, or circular saws cut the log into various thicknesses as it moves past the saw on a feeder table. The biggest mills are usually located where timber can be brought by river or rail, and mill design is affected by the mode of transportation.


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